The University of Toronto jumped to fourth place in the world – and first in Canada – in the latest international rankings on scientific performance.
The rankings, released October 9 by the National Taiwan University (NTU), are based on indicators representing three different criteria of scientific performance: research productivity, research impact and research excellence.
The University of Toronto and University of Oxford were the only non-American institutions to place in the top 10 (with Oxford tied for eighth spot with University of California – Berkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology). It’s the first time U of T has placed in the top five; last year’s NTU rankings placed U of T eighth in the world.
The University also took top spot in Canada in five of the six fields: clinical medicine, engineering, life sciences, natural sciences and social sciences.
This is the fourth consecutive major global rankings survey in 2014 to name U of T first in Canada and among the world’s best. Earlier this fall U of T ranked 20th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 20th in the QS World Rankings and, in August, was the highest-ranked Canadian university in the Shanghai Jiao Tong’s Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Source: University Of Toronto